Despite being 75 plus, tech-savvy, versatile superstar Amitabh Bachchan with his exemplary enthusiasm and passionate urge to ‘re-invent’ himself, is far ahead of today’s young generation of actors, some of whom are quite complacent having tasted instant stardom.
If you check out his latest bearded get-up in this upcoming movie ‘Chehre’, directed by Rumi Jaffery and produced by Big B’s buddy Anand Pandit, you will figure out what I mean.
Sporting a long grey beard and a moustache he is wearing a green woollen beret-cap, a warm scarf and a pair of black rimmed traditional glasses. Curiously enough, the cute knot in AB’s beard has an ‘international’ feel. Because it tends to somewhat remind you of the long flowing beard of the character Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter which also has its hour-glass centre-knot.
Meanwhile the ‘Badla’ lead star has also signed on for a Marathi movie ‘AB aani CD’ where ‘AB’ stands for ‘Amitabh Bachchan’ while ‘CD’ refers to Vikram Gokhale’s character Chandrakant Deshpande, who is a retired drawing teacher. ‘AB ani CD’ traces the journey of the latter when he realises that ‘AB’ is his childhood friend. It would be amazing if Amitabh gets to speak in Marathi for this movie directed by Milind Lele. It may be recalled that the mega-star was seen in a cameo in this Marathi movie ‘Aakka’ (1994) and also spoke Marathi phrases like ‘thaamba’ (wait) in this RGV’s Hindi political crime-thriller ‘Sarkar’ ( 2005 ) where he played the Maharashtrian political supremo Subhash Naagre.